LLU invites to participate in the international bioeconomy conference
December 17 from 10.00 (Eastern European Time) LLU organizes an online conference "European Green Deal for Bioeconomy Development", which invites scientists, policy makers and producers from all over Europe to discuss the opportunities offered by the European Green Course and share good practices in various bioeconomy sectors, emphasizing agriculture, forestry and the specificities of food production. During the conference there will be an opportunity to get acquainted with the experience of both Latvia and other countries.
The goal of the European Green Course is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, which means neutralizing greenhouse gases, decoupling economic growth from resource use and ensuring balanced development in all regions. As stated in the EU programming documents, this will be possible by promoting resource efficiency, moving towards a clean circular economy, restoring biodiversity and reducing pollution.
The conference "European Green Deal for Bioeconomy Development" is dedicated to the updating of the above-mentioned topics in various sectors of the bioeconomy and the important role of science in the implementation of climate neutrality.
The conference will take place in two parts. In the first part, international and Latvian experts will report on the development of the bioeconomy in Latvia and other European countries, also analyzing examples of good practice. The conference will be opened by Kristīne Sirmā, a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia, describing what opportunities and challenges the European Green Course opens in Latvia. The presentations will be presented by scientists from Croatia, the Netherlands, Poland and Lithuania. The working language of the first part of the conference is English.
In the second part of the conference, which will start at 12.15, scientists from LLU and other institutions will discuss research carried out in Latvia to promote sustainable bioeconomy development and move closer to achieving climate neutrality goals. The second part of the conference will be opened with a report by the Rector of the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Professor Irina Pilvere on restructuring agricultural supply chains to reduce the consequences of Covid-19. It will continue to feature reports on mobile robotics in agriculture, sustainable and knowledge-based agriculture and livestock, innovation in food processing, the use of information technology in precision beekeeping and others. The working language of the second part of the conference is Latvian.
The full conference program is available in the appendix to this article.
Registration for the conference is organized electronically using this link. Information about joining the conference will be sent to each participant separately.